Saturday, December 24, 2011

Year in Review 2011

Merry Christmas 2011
Love, Tommy, Leah,
Jake, Drew, Luke,
& Grover

This past year was another fun
and busy year! Here are some
highlights of 2011:

Nana stayed for 7 whole weeks
with us! It's hard living so
far from Nana and Papa, so it
was nice to have her here for
so long.
I stayed busy speaking for Sports World:
this year I spoke in Simi Valley/Ojai,
Bakersfield, Virginia,
Santa Ana, Corona/Chino Hills,
and State College, PA.

I also spoke this past year at
high school chapels, Christian
clubs, FCA President's Weekend,
Softball National Tournaments
Opening Ceremonies, FCA Banquet,
FCA Coaches Clinic, National
Coaches Clinics, HS Baccalaureate,
and to softball teams.

Tommy and I celebrated our 12th
Wedding Anniversary with
our whole family on Jan 3rd
We took a trip to the mountains
for some fun in the snow.

I worked at Jennie Finch Softball
Camps all around the country
(Michigan, Arkansas, Lousiana,
Oklahoma, Oregon, New York,
Virginia, and Georgia)

We took a family trip to
Lego Land for
Luke's 4th Birthday

Drew played his 2nd year
of baseball and this time
he was on the same team
as his cousin, Micah.
I went to Seattle with Kristi
for the Beth Moore Conference
(thanks to my husband
for my anniversary gift!)

Easter 2011

Tommy and I took my neice, Taylor,
to watch Arizona Softball
play against UCLA.  She
had such a great time and
was able to get pictures with
the girls and also my favorite
coach ever, Mike Candrea
We went to the Angels vs
Red Sox game when they
were in town.Tommy
continues to be one of the
biggest Boston fans out

We fed the homeless
every other week in Pomona
I was the color analyst for
ESPN with Holly Rowe
for College Softball
Super Regionals
(Houston vs. OK. State)
I also did the Pro Fastpitch
Championship Game on
ESPN in August in LA
I also did radio for the NCAA
Women's College World
Series (my first experience
and I had a great time)
Jake went to summer camp with
our church for his first
time ever and had a blast.

We went to Zion, Utah for
vacation w/family
and friends.

We went to Athletes International
Conference in Phoenix and
 I was honored as Female
Athlete of the Year

Drew graduated from Pre-School
Luke finished his first
year of Pre-School
We found ways to have fun
and stay cool in the heat
We took the boys to the
circus for their first
time ever

I started homeschooling Drew
in Kindergarten in August
and Jake is in 4th grade

Tommy and Jake took a trip
to Boston to celebrate his
brother's birthday

Tommy took Jake to Comic Con
for his 10th Birthday

My niece, Brooklyn, was born
in September (my sister's
I went to New York City with
Toni, Mac, and Andrea
when we had our JFSC
Camp in New York
We had lots of beach days with
lots of friends

Drew turned 6 in October
We took field trips to
Sea World and
Safari Park

And we got a new pet,
Grover, in November
I was honored to speak at
the Fred Jordan Mission in
LA on Skid Row this
year.  I spoke at the
Good Friday Service,
Thanksgiving Day Event
and the Christmas
Toy Giveaway.  FJM is
helping so many people in
need all year long!

And the boys saw Santa so now
they are ready for Christmas!!

It was a year full of
God's blessings once again!
I pray that you have a
wonderful Christmas and
Happy New Year in 2012!

We are excited to have Nana &
Papa here for the holidays once
again this year.  Remember,
Jesus is the reason for the
season!  Merry CHRISTmas

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